FALLS CITY – The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office links a recent drug arrest to a three-year investigation in the distribution of methamphetamine in Humboldt.

A sheriff’s office press release says Kimberly Hoagland and Rickey Long are suspected of distribution of 140 grams or more of methamphetamine.

The sheriff’s office says an investigation revealed that Hoagland, Long and others conspired to distribute several pounds of methamphetamine over the last three years. The press release says the pair was acquiring as much as 112 grams of meth at a time from co-conspirators in Topeka, Kan.

Hoagland and Long were booked into county jail on July 22.